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Curriculum Activities

Teachers and leaders responsible for health and safety of students while on school premises and participating in official school activities must follow an appropriate planning process to identify, minimise and mitigate the inherent risks.

It is important to note that the actual risk level will vary according to the specific circumstances of the activity and these must be considered when planning curriculum activities.

To assist schools manage risks in the curriculum, Curriculum Activity Risk Assessment (CARA) activity guidelines are provided for a range of activities. If a CARA activity guideline exists for the activity that you are doing, you need to adhere to its requirements as a minimum.

Staff of Queensland state schools record their risk management process by completing a Curriculum Activity Risk Assessment (CARA) using one of the following options:

  1. the OneSchool CARA module or
  2. the CARA generic template Microsoft® Word document External Link or
  3. using an alternate proforma that is equivalent to, or exceeds the minimum requirements specified in the Managing Risks in School Curriculum Activities procedure External Link.

The minimum requirements for completing a CARA are:

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